The Numbers don"t Lie, but the IDF does... - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Natallie Durson
    • 27.11.06 | 08:51 (IST)

    And what of the IDF men and their leaders who are responsible for killing 30 times more civilians than Hizbollah in the recent Lebanon war, and also for killing 15 times more civilians than the Qassams in the past two months in Gaza? When it comes to the killing of innocent civilians, the IDF cannot always be given a permanent "free pass", while you debate killings and assinations of people with far less blood on their hands. This is an imporatnt point, which no pro-Israeli has ever answered. How can "terrorists" be held accountable for killing civilians, while the IDF gets a free pass for killing far more civilians? A direct answer would be refreshing. If the IDF are murderous thugs with no accountability, what of their Israeli leaders and American suppliers. How do we apportion guilt? The biggest problem that Israel faces in the world today is that they have shown the world that Israel practises "state terrorism", and is on the same level as terror groups.

    from the article: Assassination, but only after a hearing
    First published 00:00 26.11.06 | Last updated 00:00 26.11.06
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